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Catecholamine-induced polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PVT) is characterized by episodes of syncope, seizures, or sudden death, in response to physical activity or emotional stress. Two modes of inheritance have been described: autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive. Mutations in the ryanodine receptor 2 gene (RYR2), which encodes a cardiac(More)
We report 28 patients (20 male) with a syndrome characterized by abrupt onset of fever, malaise, aphthous stomatitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenopathy (PFAPA syndrome). Episodes of fever occurred at intervals of 5.1 +/- 1.3 weeks beginning at the age of 4.2 +/- 2.7 years. Fever, malaise, tonsillitis with negative throat cultures, and(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a major cause of AA amyloidosis. Recently, the gene (MEFV) causing this disease was cloned and 16 disease associated mutations have been described. We have analyzed 178 FMF patients, 30 of whom also suffered from amyloidosis, for 4 mutations in MEFV. Mutations were identified in 29 of the FMF amyloidosis patients. 27(More)
Brittle cornea syndrome (BCS) is an autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by a thin cornea that tends to perforate, causing progressive visual loss and blindness. Additional systemic symptoms such as joint hypermotility, hyperlaxity of the skin, and kyphoscoliosis place BCS among the connective-tissue disorders. Previously, we assigned the disease gene(More)
In an inbred Iraqi Jewish family, we have studied three siblings with presenile cataract first noticed between the ages of 20 and 51 years and segregating in an autosomal recessive mode. Using microsatellite repeat markers in close proximity to 25 genes and loci previously associated with congenital cataracts in humans and mice, we identified five markers(More)
To determine the prevalence and characterize demographic, clinical, and genetic features of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) of late onset, all patients experiencing their first FMF attack at age 40 years or more were identified using the computerized registry of our FMF clinic, and then thoroughly interviewed and examined. The control group consisted of(More)
PURPOSE To identify the genetic defect causing autosomal recessive cataract in two inbred families. METHODS Linkage analysis was performed with polymorphic markers close to 14 loci previously shown to be involved in autosomal dominant congenital cataract. In one of the families a gene segregating with the disease was analyzed by single-strand conformation(More)
BACKGROUND Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal-recessive disease characterized by acute attacks of fever with sterile peritonitis, pleurisy, or synovitis. The biochemical basis of the disease is unknown, but determining the chromosomal location of the gene for the disorder should be a first step toward defining the biochemical events. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PVT) is characterized by episodes of syncope, seizures, or sudden death in response to physiological or emotional stress. In 2 families with autosomal dominant inheritance, the disease gene was mapped to chromosome 1q42-43. The objectives of this study were to characterize the clinical(More)
Cystinuria (OMIM 220100) is a common recessive disorder of renal reabsorption of cystine and dibasic amino acids that results in nephrolithiasis of cystine. Mutations in SLC3A1, which encodes rBAT, cause Type I cystinuria, and mutations in SLC7A9, which encodes a putative subunit of rBAT (b(o,+)AT), cause non-Type I cystinuria. Here we describe the genomic(More)